Quick Previews: Mid Eastern Athletic Conference

Our conference quick previews are just quick predictions for the all-conference teams and the conference standings. If you came here looking for a deep analysis on each team, you’ve came to the wrong place. We’re too lazy to do that 🙂

Last year, 10 of the 13 teams in the MEAC finished outside the top 300 in KenPom’s rankings and the conference finished dead last in RPI. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some really good players in the league or you can write this conference off come March, though. 3 times MEAC teams have upset a #2 as a 15 seed (Coppin State in 1997, Hampton in 2001 and Norfolk State in 2012). Our Player of the Year pick, James Daniel of Howard, led the nation in scoring at 27.1 PPG last season. So just because this league might not have the appeal of other mid-majors, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of exciting basketball in it.

MEAC Projected Standings

(Records are from 2015-2016 season)

1. South Carolina State: 19-15 (12-4)

2. Howard: 12-20 (6-10)

3. Bethune-Cookman: 14-18 (10-6)

4. Norfolk State: 17-7 (12-4)

5. Hampton: 21-11 (13-3)

6. Coppin State: 9-22 (6-10)

7. North Carolina Central: 13-19 (7-9)

8. Maryland Eastern Shore: 10-22 (7-9)

9. Delaware State: 7-25 (5-11)

10. North Carolina A&T: 10-22 (7-9)

11. Morgan State: 9-22 (6-10)

12. Savannah State: 16-16 (9-7)

13. Florida A&M: 8-21 (4-12)

First Team All-MEAC

(Stats from 2015-2016 season)

James Daniel, Howard (27.1 PPG)-PLAYER OF THE YEAR

E.J. Eaves, South Carolina State (17.6 PPG, 2.8 RPG)

Jordan Potts, Bethune-Cookman (16.0 PPG, 4.3 APG)

Sam Hunt, NC A&T (15.4 PPG)

Marcel Boyd, Howard (10.4 PPG, 9.9 RPG)

NCAA Tournament Bid: South Carolina State

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